Archives

Articles

GSENM: Mighty in Its Own Rig

  • Posted On: Apr 15, 2016 at 10:24 AM
  • Category: Destinations

Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area

  • Posted On: Apr 15, 2016 at 10:20 AM
  • Category: Destinations

Getaway to Duchesne (say Doo- SHᾹNE′) County

  • Posted On: Apr 15, 2016 at 10:07 AM
  • Category: Destinations
Now that you know how to pronounce one of Utah’s most beautiful counties, here are some reasons to visit.

Why Flip a Coin? It’s a win, win in Capitol Reef National Park

  • Posted On: Apr 15, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Category: State and National Parks
What a dilemma! Vacation planning in Utah can be exciting, yet challenging. Perusing the pages of the Outdoor Utah Adventure Guide and websites OutdoorUtah.com and VisitUtah.com grabs the imagination of seasoned adventure travelers and first-timers alike.

You Need to Go There! You'll be glad you did.

The San Rafael Swell sits dramatically in the southeastern section of Utah. Split by I-70 the Book Cliffs are to the east and the Henry Mountains to the southwest. The Swell is 80 miles long and 35 miles wide and is part of the Colorado Plateau.

2015 Gear Highlights

  • Posted On: Jun 14, 2015 at 08:44 AM
  • Category: Gear
The Outdoor Utah Adventure Guide's annual review of the year's new gear.

Rest on One's Laurels? Not Moab Mountain Biking!

My first trip to Moab happened in the late 1980's when my boyfriend asked if I would go on vacation with him to Moab. My reply was "Where is Moab and why do we want to go there?" and my imagination immediately traveled to an exotic sunny beach somewhere far away.

Ski City: A Year-Round Experience

Ski City is much more than a single-season destination. Unlike traditional ski towns, where winter is the primary season for its existence, Ski City (a.k.a. Salt Lake) thrives throughout the year in all four seasons.

The New Game in Town - Mountain Biking in St. George

Just a few short years ago, if you asked Utah residents what comes to mind when they think of Southwest Utah, the answer was inevitably, "Zion National Park, sunshine, retirees, and endless rounds of golf." The St. George marathon was occasionally mentioned, but rarely did you hear ...

Yippin and Hollerin – A Cowgirl for a Day

Antelope Island State Park sits seven miles from the mainland in the Great Salt Lake. In addition to a myriad of quality outdoor recreation, the Park is home to many species of wildlife, including the mighty Bison.

The Mountain of Big Shoulders

Carl Sandburg's "Chicago" is one of the best known works of 20th century American literature. Included in countless anthologies, this poem made famous the description of Chicago as "City of the Big Shoulders," celebrating its role at the time as the industrial capital of the United States.

2014 Gear Highlights

  • Posted On: Aug 1, 2014 at 09:10 AM
  • Category: Gear
The Outdoor Utah Adventure Guide's annual review of the year's new gear.

The 2014 Tour of Utah, Featuring Cedar City

The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, one of the top professional cycling events in North America, is marking its tenth anniversary and its first year as a seven day race with 12 host venues across two western states.

Kids Adventure Games Comes to Snowbird

  • Posted On: Jul 6, 2014 at 10:49 AM
  • Category: North
  • Tags: Snowbird
This exciting series for kids from 6 thru 14 was hosted by Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort last Saturday, June 21, 2014. 86 teams of two -boys, girls or co-ed in four age brackets - competed in a number of obstacles and ...

Livin' the Dream ... Living Large in Park City Utah!

I'm not going to lie, if you would have asked me where I'd be living at this stage of my life when I was younger, Park City would not have been the spot. I would have said, Sun Valley, Idaho, or Jackson, Wyoming, or somewhere a bit more "off-the-beaten-path."

On the Rim with Rim – Kaibab Plateau Mountain Biking

Sleeping soundly, I'm suddenly startled awake by the early morning coffee call … After taking a few moments to orientate myself with my surroundings ... sleeping bag, tent, chill in the air…my thoughts race to the events of the previous day and a smile slowly lights up …

Problems, Problems and More Problems – Joe's Valley Bouldering

Where the Wasatch Plateau meets the high desert, Joe's Valley sits as a world-class bouldering destination. Beautifully color streaked boulders dot the landscape just east of Joe's Valley Reservoir in Central Utah's "Castle Country".

The Green'ing of Salt Lake

It's no secret that cities – particularly those that market to meetings, conventions and destination visitors – have worked hard to earn the right to be considered "green" in recent years.

Kya the Kayaker – Gates of Lodore

Family river trips are some of the best adventures, offering something for all ages and it is mandatory that all phones, iPods, games etc.…. are left behind - or at least stowed away and then, hopefully, forgotten, as days and nights on the river are filled with good, old-fashioned outdoor fun.

Mountain Biking O-Town

Picture yourself gazing out your office window on a warm, late-spring afternoon. The majestic peaks immediately to the east are still blanketed with a deep layer of "The Greatest Snow on Earth." At their flanks are lush, green foothills that roll gently toward your downtown office building.